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VMA Performances! Lady Gaga, Adele – Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse Tributes

Britney: "Y'all who's this boy that wants tuh kiss me and all?"

There was much talk over how Lady Gaga would top herself after her last two appearances at the VMAs. She opened the show this year with a monologue, in character as Jo Calderone. It went on a bit long, but her performance of “You & I” was great. Queen‘s Brian May joined her on guitar. Look at how excited Dave Grohl was to see him take the stage!

Jo” stayed in character all night, and even shared a smoke with Adele. Jo could be seen drinking with Tony Bennet in the audience.

Adele provided one of the classier moments of the night with her performance of “Someone Like You.” Just Adele, and a piano. They could have gotten someone better than Katy Perry to introduce her though.  Ugh.

One of the things I was looking forward to was the Britney Spears tribute, and shame on me for thinking MTV would go all out. I was disappointed, it could have been so much better. No Madonna, no Janet! These are her heroes, all we got were some janky kids. Oh well, at least there was an almost kiss between Brit and Jo. I know some people thought Gaga made Britney’s tribute and Video Vanguard Award all about her, but it actually made it more interesting.

Bruno Mars, Performing "Valerie" for Amy Winehouse

The tribute to the late Amy Winehouse was much better. Her friends Russell Brand and Tony Bennett talked about working with her, and the true talent that we lost.

Tony and Amy

You can’t just be a jazz singer, either,” Bennett added. “Either you’ve got it, or you haven’t got it, and Amy had the whole gift.

Bruno Mars performed the hell out of “Valerie” and made me tear up.

Amy, you’ll be missed.

Lady Gaga Reveals Cover Art for ‘You and I’

"You and I" - Jo Calderone

Lady Gaga revealed the cover for her latest single, “You and I” from her “Born This Way” album. Yes, that is Gaga, who is back in “character” as Jo Calderone. You might remember when she posed in male drag for Vogue Homme Japan last year.  Jo is looking a little rough these days, but maybe he will make an appearance in her next video.

Jo Calderone for Vogue Homme Japan

Gaga tweeted, “You will never find what you are looking for in love, if you don’t love yourself.” Shot by famed photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vindooh Matadin,  this is a big change from her recent covers, at least Jo isn’t half a motorcycle.  I actually kind of like it.

Jo Calderone’s VOGUE HOMMES Japan cover and interview – PICTURES

"Jo Calderone"
I am going to have to scour the news-stands in the city to find the new Vogue Homme – Japan with Jo Calderone on the cover.  There’s also a brief interview with Mr. Calderon, who answers questions about his relationship with Lady Gaga. (Ahem.)

via nicolaformichetti.com

That profile looks mighty familiar...


JO CALDERONE – INTERVIEW
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Palermo, Sicily
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO / YOUR
OCCUPATION?

Mechanic for my dad’s business. This is the first time I’ve had my picture
taken.

WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOU WANTED TO TO THIS?
Well, I always helped my dad at work, since I was a kid. I thought it would be
fun to have my picture taken.
WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS?
I’d love to own my own car shop, I have a bunch of my own ‘muscle’ cars.
Maybe if I take some more pictures I can afford it.

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO LADY GAGA?
I met her at a shoot Nick Knight was doing. She’s fuckin beautiful, and funny,
and interesting. I was a little nervous for Nick to start shooting. She said,
“Don’t be baby, you were “born this way.” I took her out after. The rest is
private 😉
INTERVIEW BY JO-ANN FURNISS

Fascinating.  I kind of like the idea of having an alter-ego of the opposite sex, don’t you?  Who would YOU like to become?